Media Mention

Bobby Chesney on Cybersecurity and Deterrence

October 12, 2020

Note: This piece, “Persistently Engaging TrickBot: USCYBERCOM Takes on a Notorious Botnet,” was originally published in Lawfare, and was written by Checks & Balances member Bobby Chesney.

In a special episode of Risky Business in May, Patrick Gray and I spoke about the growing wave of harm caused by ransomware and the possibility that, at some point, this harm might cross a threshold warranting intervention by government agencies other than the usual law enforcement entities. More to the point, we speculated about the possibility of “releasing the hounds” in the form of operations that might be conducted by militaries or intelligence agencies to disrupt the capabilities of the most problematic ransomware crews.

Four months later, it appears that one or two hounds have indeed been released.

Continue reading at Lawfare.